11:28 GMT 13.09.2017 (updated 14:08 GMT 13.09.2017) Get a short URL
In her newly published book "What Happened", Hillary Clinton claimed that the Russian president had "personal revenge" against her. The Kremlin commented on the allegations.
Sochi (Sputnik) – Kremlin spokesman Dmity Peskov has denied former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin had "personal revenge" against her, which she mentions in her recent paper "What Happened".
"No," said Peskov, answering a journalist's question whether Clinton's claim is true.
Putin did not intend to read the book, Peskov added.
In her new book, Clinton focused on the reasons that led to her defeat in the 2016 election campaign, which resulted in the Democratic Party candidate losing the election to Donald Trump, who received 304 votes against Clinton's 227 votes.
"Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you into the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman to be voted for by a big party with a rage, sexism, heady heights, and furious lows President nominated, Russian interference and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memory to date, "said Clinton's publisher Simon and Schuster in a statement describing the book.
In What Happened, Clinton once again claimed that Russia and so-called "Russian hackers" are responsible for their defeat in the US election. Moscow has repeatedly denied allegations of Russia's alleged interference in the US elections, described them as "absurd", and aimed to divert public attention from pressing domestic issues.
Aside from blaming the Kremlin, the former Democratic president's candidate in her book accused former FBI director James Comey and Bernie Sanders of having an impact on their loss in the presidential race. When Bernie Sanders was asked to comment on Clinton's claim that his attacks during the debates had paved the way for Trump, the independent US senator on The Late Show said the Democratic presidential candidate should "move forward."
Clinton's book has also caused controversy in the US media and among Internet users even before it was published.